Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Contact: Leah Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy 304-691-1713

Marshall School of Pharmacy announces activities for awareness month

Governor and mayor issue proclamations declaring October Pharmacists Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University School of Pharmacy is marking American Pharmacists Month with several student-initiated activities including a poster contest in Cabell County Schools.

The “Above the Influence” Poster Contest, which is sponsored in partnership with the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership (CCSAPP),   is open to all 5th-grade, middle-school and high-school students in Cabell County.  Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14 at the School of Pharmacy.

“Through previous volunteer work with CCSAPP, I have seen the value of the work that they do with students. I wanted to find a way for MUSOP students to have that same impact on area youth, “ said Brittany Williams, a second-year student at the School of Pharmacy and Student Executive Council treasurer. “Given that October is American Pharmacists Month and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, I thought this was a great way to involve MU School of Pharmacy students in these efforts.”

The month-long observance is intended to bring attention to the vital contributions pharmacists make to health care through improved medication use and advanced patient care. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams are both issuing proclamations for the state and the city recognizing pharmacists for their important role in health care in West Virginia and the nation.

Additional pharmacy awareness activities at Marshall during October include the following:

MUSOP students are also participating in several internal events during the month including intramural sports activities and a formal dance.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197